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If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury, obtaining the best possible medical treatment should be your top priority. The children’s brain injury attorneys in our Atlanta office understand that dealing with insurance companies and reviewing your available legal options may present unwanted hassles during an already difficult time.
It is important, however, for you to seek legal assistance immediately. A brain injury attorney can help determine the liable parties against whom you can recover the damages needed to ensure that your child is properly compensated for a lifetime of care.
In the aftermath of an accident, an experienced Atlanta brain injury attorney can offer invaluable assistance to a victim’s family by dealing directly with insurance companies, gathering evidence that may be needed for a lawsuit, and evaluating legal options to recover compensation for the costs of necessary medical and rehabilitation treatments.
If your child has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence, malpractice, or recklessness of another, lease complete our free, no-risk case review form to learn about the legal options that may be available to you.
How a Children’s Brain Injury Attorney Can Help
An Atlanta brain injury attorney can help you recover compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, and any loss to the child’s quality of life caused by the brain injury. In preparing for a brain injury lawsuit, our Atlanta attorneys may consult with medical experts, including doctors, physical therapists, and rehabilitation specialists.
If a lawsuit is filed, these medical experts may be used to explain to the judge and jury the extent of your child’s injuries, as well as the rehabilitation procedures that may be required to help your child recover.
Our brain injury attorneys also have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and the tactics they sometimes use to avoid paying claims. If a settlement is offered by the wrongdoer’s insurer, our attorneys will evaluate it to ensure that it provides adequate compensation for all expenses incurred as a result of the brain injury.
Mild Brain Injuries in Children
Brain injuries are usually classified as mild, moderate, or severe. A mild traumatic brain injury can be the most difficult to diagnose and treat. In many cases, the symptoms of a mild brain injury do not appear until several weeks or even months after the injury occurred.
A child who has suffered a brain injury may not have any symptoms immediately after the accident, but may start to act differently several weeks later. The following symptoms may indicate that a child has suffered a brain injury:
- Inability to concentrate
- Impaired sense of sight, smell, or taste
- Memory loss
- Changes in mood, including unusual anger, depression, irritability, or other personality changes
- Changes in school performance
- Sleep disorders
- Impaired judgment
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
If your child has suffered a blow to the head and is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you seek proper medical attention right away to determine if a traumatic brain injury has occurred.
Cases Our Attorneys Handle
Our Atlanta attorneys have experience with the following types of children’s brain injury cases:
- Slip and falls
- Automobile accidents
- Sports injuries
- Bike accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Brain injuries in newborns caused by jaundice
- Child abuse and shaken baby syndrome
- Exposure to toxic chemicals, including lead paint
- Near-drowning accidents that cause deprivation of oxygen to the brain
The brain injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have decades of experience representing injured children and have secured large jury verdicts and settlements for our clients. While each case is different, we are committed to recovering compensation for our clients to cover the financial hardships associated with brain injuries.
If you believe your child has suffered a brain injury, please complete our free, no-risk case review form to learn how an Atlanta brain injury attorney may be able to help you.